Join a team of professionals committed to “Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace justice, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.”

The YWCA Hanover is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age or disability.

Open Positions

Director of Fund Development

The Director of Fund Development is responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting grant & foundation proposals and applications according to the priorities and needs of YWCA Hanover.  The director oversees the tracking and reporting of grants.  This position develops strategies for planning and implementing proactive and effective fund development including but not limited to: Annual Giving Campaign, Legacy Giving, fundraising events, donor tracking and acknowledgement and more.

The position is full-time, salaried and offers a comprehensive, competitive benefit package including: health insurance,  YWCA retirement plan, STD/LTD insurance,  life insurance, and PTO.

Please email resume to: Jody Shaffer, Executive Director of YWCA Hanover at  or drop off at YWCA Hanover, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331. Deadline to receive resumes is July 31st, 2020.

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Safe Home Client Advocate

1 Full Time
1 Part Time

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  1. Insure that program objectives and activities are carried out.
  2. Participate in the recruitment and training of new staff and volunteers to the Safe Home Program in accordance with PCADV directives.
  3. Insure that clients receive appropriate referrals, emergency housing, options counseling, transportation, and legal advocacy through direct service and a team approach with all Safe Home advocates and volunteers.
  4. Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of hotline calls, in person options counseling, legal proceedings, referrals, emergency housing, transportation, meetings, training sessions, and speaking engagements.
  5. May be responsible for facilitation of support group.
  6. Responsible for on call rotation as scheduled. This would be answering hotline calls as scheduled after business hours, holidays, and when Safe Home is closed. Responsible for in depth client interviews, gathering and organizing information and keeping statistical data as required. Possible transportation for emergency shelter or emergency PFA as needed.
  7. Provide support, accompaniment and advocacy through the court system. Serve as a liaison with the legal system, (ie. attorneys, magistrates, police, probation, and judges.)
  8. Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of PFAs (Protection from Abuse) orders and the enforcement of such.

Coordinator Adams County/Client Advocate

Function: To work in conjunction with the Safe Home Director and Assistant Director to manage, develop, market and implement services and program for victims of domestic violence, as well as education awareness programs/events for the community. To participate in the maintenance of a comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence.

Education and Experience: Baccalaureate degree or related signification work experience, education, and/or training in human services field. Ability to develop and maintain rapport with both clients and co-workers. Completion of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) training. Requires ability to maintain confidentiality, and to make appropriate decisions in crisis situations.

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School Age Staff

We are currently looking for reliable and energetic before and after school teachers for our licensed school age program. This is a year round position. The hours are Monday-Friday 6:00am-8:30am and/or 2:00pm-6:00pm. Additional hours will be required depending on school closures, delays and early dismissals. There may be possible all day hours available depending on the school schedule when school resumes. Other additional hours will be available over the summer and may be available working with children ages 1-5 if desired. We serve school age children on site from kindergarten to sixth grade within three local school districts.

Candidate must be reliable and be able to plan, implement and organize developmentally appropriate activities for children in kindergarten to sixth grade. Candidates will Observe and assess each student’s growth and development. Maintain a positive, healthy and safe learning environment. Willingness to learn van routes and drive the school age van on occasion is a plus! Promote positive and professional relationships with children and families. Communicate with parents and families in a positive manner and follow DHS regulations and maintain STAR 4 standards.

Qualifications (These qualifications must be met prior to first day of employment):

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 4 clearances (PA criminal, Child Abuse, FBI and NSOR)
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Physical with TB test
  • 2500 hours documented experience working with children

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Housing Counselor/Advocate

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Summary:           The Housing Counselor/Advocate works directly with clients who are in a state of housing instability as a result of their victimization.  YWCA Safe Home is a program that aims to empower program participants to achieve their self-defined goals that will support their ability to obtain and maintain housing.  These include, but are not limited to safety planning, an improved sense of self-worth, self-sufficiency, and permanent housing in a safe, stable environment.  The Housing Counselor/Advocate is required to meet regularly (no less than monthly) with the program participants to monitor, advocate, and intervene on the formalized plan.  They must be able to work a flexible schedule and be flexible to the changing needs of the organization and clients. The Housing Counselor/Advocate works collaboratively with Safe Home staff and must be able to contribute and work well in a group setting.  The Housing Counselor/Advocate is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse as defined by PA Child Protective Services Law.  Responsibilities require the exercise of independent judgment and knowledge of overall agency activities.  This position is full-time with primarily daytime and early evening hours.  This position participates in on-call duties.